I have really enjoyed reading your blog while planning my upcoming wedding. You have a lot of unique, creative ideas that are so refreshing amidst the wedding hoopla!
Anyway, I thought I would share our save the date. We wanted to do something quirky, and decided to have our pets pose together; the dog is my fiance’s, and the cat is mine. They are actually wearing the signs, but we Photoshopped the text onto the signs. Our guests seem to think it’s pretty fun!
[image from Leshia]
Read about Ellie’s save the dates on her blog…I love these!
[images from Ellie]
I’ve been watching your save the date series and thought I would try to submit mine even though I might be a little late, but I just finished printing these yesterday!
Our wedding is going to be cozy/casual with lots of green and wooden elements. I’m a graphic designer who is fortunate enough to work in a studio that also has a C+P letterpress, so I designed and printed these save the date postcards for our wedding.
We wanted to give our visitors a taste of the wooden elements to come with the wood grain, and I went a step further with it by drawing a heart with our initials in it as if it were carved into the wood. We also came up with the idea of using the “tying the knot” wording to have fun with some wood puns (we’ll probably doing things like, “Wood you join us at our wedding?” for our invitation). All of the bold type on the front and back of the card is hand drawn (it took forever), and the first side of the postcard is a darker cream color while the other side is a lighter cream color.
[images from Natalie]
Not sure how original our save the dates are, but I figured I’d send them your way nonetheless. We took the photo at a booth in Ocean City, MD and found a seller on etsy (The Pettis Collection) to print them, put them on magnets and laminate them. Overall, they were really inexpensive (barely over $100 for 120!). I’m thrilled with the outcome.
[images from Theresa]
We created the photostrip using Photoshop. We bought the wooden letters and took the various pictures of ourselves in color. We were even able to include our dog in one of the pictures. We used photoshop to add color to the letters and sign. We then used photo corners to mount the strip on sheets of cardstock. Hotel and travel information was then printed on the back of each strip.
[image from Valerie]